Lower Limb


Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good quality radiographs is critical when diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More


Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Acquires Standing MRI

February 26, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists signed an agreement to install the unit at its facility near Belmont Park.... Read More


Why Does a Horse Rest a Hind Leg?

January 29, 2015

A vet and horse behavior expert shares how to distinguish between normal hind-leg resting behavior and lameness.... Read More


Equine Navicular Disease

January 15, 2015

Being "navicular" doesn't have to mean the end of a horse's career. Learn how shoeing and new drug treatments can help.... Read More


Neurectomy for Laminitis

December 22, 2014

My veterinarian suspects my horse has laminitis. Would a neurectomy help my horse's condition?... Read More


Horse Knees: The Crooked, the Chipped, and the Inflamed

December 20, 2014

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.


Getting a Handle on Scratches

December 17, 2014

Address the condition's primary, predisposing, and perpetuating causative factors for a successful outcome. ... Read More

Video still from Flexion Test video


Understanding Passive and Active Responses to Flex Tests

December 04, 2014

Vets can evaluate a horse's active and passive response during a flex test. Dr. Rachel Buchholz explains.... Read More


How are Bone Scans Used to Diagnose Equine Lameness?

November 20, 2014

Dr. Rachel Buchholz explains how bone scans work and how veterinarians use them to diagnose unsoundness in horses.... Read More


Poll Recap: What Conformation Flaws Can You Live With?

November 18, 2014

Of the 1,074 respondents, 349 (32%) said they could live with a slight club foot in their horse's conformation.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... Read More


Two Racehorses Die After Australia's Melbourne Cup

November 04, 2014

Admire Rakti collapsed in his stall following the race and Araldo was euthanized after shattering a pastern.... Read More


Sesamoid Injuries

October 29, 2014

Such injuries can be difficult to repair and even fatal; here's how to prevent sesamoid injuries.... Read More


New Bolton Center to Host Equine Sports Medicine Lecture

October 22, 2014

Drs. Elizabeth Davidson and Liz Arbittier will offer a joint lecture on sports medicine, including lameness evaluations.... Read More


Kentucky Necropsy Program Disproves 'Bad Step' Myth

October 21, 2014

The program is showing that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.


Factors Influencing Jumping Horses' Performance Reviewed

October 15, 2014

Researchers believe that increased aerobic capacity is associated with improved performance, reduced fatigue.... Read More

Dr. Tania Perez, a veterinary anesthesiologist, checks the pulse on a horse about to undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan in WSU’s new high-speed spiral CT machine.


State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques Reviewed

October 11, 2014

Learn how computed tomography (CT), MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy can help vets diagnose issues within horses' bodies.... Read More


Preventing Injuries in Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 08, 2014

One vet suggests using careful planning, management, screening, and education to reduce catastrophic fracture risk.... Read More


EAG Findings Could Help in Diagnosing Fetlock Injuries

September 24, 2014

Electroarthrography (EAG) could be used to detect damaged or osteoarthritic cartilage in a noninvasive manner.... Read More


Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More


How to Choose Hind Leg Protection for Your Horse

September 11, 2014

Get tips on choosing hind leg protection for your horse from Nicole Carroll of Walnut Creek, California.... Read More


How to Apply Polo Wraps

September 04, 2014

Learn the do's and don'ts of wrapping a horse's legs with polo wraps.... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.


Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

September 02, 2014

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say.... Read More

Isabell Werth’s mare, Bella Rosa, come up lame on Day Two of WEG.


X: You're Out

August 27, 2014

Imagine making it all the way to WEG and then finding out your horse can't compete after all.... Read More


Limitations and Advances in Lameness Assessment

August 26, 2014

Learn about scientific advancements that are helping veterinarians better assess lameness in horses.... Read More